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Song of the Day

Today's Selection is...

New York from "All That You Can't Leave Behind"


I was ditched for New York yesterday, so I know exactly what Bono is talking about in this song.
:/
This was one of my favorite songs from the album back in 2001. And I could never pinpoint why. It's slipped somewhat in my favorites category from ATYCLB.
It has an airy feel to it. I can almost picture standing in the subway watching the train and people go by in fast motion. It's probably just what I feel the music video would look like if there was a music video.
I can only imagine what it was like to live in NY after 9/11 and have so many songs on the ATYCLB album so perfectly match the mood. SIAMYCGOO, Walk On and then New York.
u2 has a way of doing that.
Favorite lyrics:
Irish, Italian, Jews and Hispanics
Religious nuts, political fanatics in the stew,
Living happily not like me and you
That's where I lost you... New York


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// New York

In New York freedom looks like too many choices
In New York I found a friend to drown out the other voices
Voices on the cell phone
Voices from home
Voices of the hard sell
Voices down the stairwell
In New York, just got a place in New York

In New York summers get hot, well into the hundreds
You can’t walk around the block without a change of clothing
Hot as a hairdryer in your face
Hot as a handbag and a can of mace
In New York, I just got a place in New York
New York, New York

In New York you can forget, forget how to sit still
Tell yourself you will stay in
But it's down to Alphaville

New York, New York, New York
New York, New York, New York

The Irish have been coming here for years
Feel like they own the place
They got the airport, city hall, concrete, asphalt, they even got the police
Irish, Italian, Jews and Hispanics
Religious nuts, political fanatics in the stew,
Living happily not like me and you
That's where I lost you... New York

New York, New York
New York, New York

In New York I lost it all to you and your vices
Still I'm staying on to figure out my mid life crisis
I hit an iceberg in my life
But you know I'm still afloat
You lose your balance, lose your wife
In the queue for the lifeboat

You got to put the women and children first
But you've got an unquenchable thirst for New York

New York, New York
New York, New York

In the stillness of the evening
When the sun has had its day
I heard your voice a-whispering
Come away child

New York, New York
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